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Posted on January 2 at 7:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

To paraphrase a caller to WAMC's listener comment line today, 'who in their right mind thought this movie was a good idea and what planet do they think they're on?'
I couldn't agree more madam. Regardless of the humanitarian depravity the DPRK is guilty of, and it's out-facing words and actions indicate there's likely a lot of truth to that, there's absolutely nothing funny about the premise of "The Interview".
I'm hoping our NSA is finally doing something constructive with the billions they're given and actually determined them to be the source. The subsequent shutdown of their networks would also be within their capability. But SONY brought this on themselves. What goes around....

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Posted on December 31 at 12:04 a.m. (Suggest removal)

You've said you're a cop. You sound like you're about 14.
If it's the former, remind us why we're supposed to do everything you say, please.

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Posted on December 30 at 9:02 p.m. (Suggest removal)

#1, You may not like the smell of it but a simple Google search turns up numerous sources with more information on what appears to be a very real incident. And that segues perfectly into #2, why it's newsworthy. Because this kind of thing is going on all over the country and there's a collective, NRA-fueled sense of denial and tone-deafness about how "responsible" gun owners really are.
To safny's comment; how is this "type of place" any different than anywhere else in this country?
We've gone way past defending an article of the constitution to now protecting a bizarre fetish or obsession. Moms in Walmarts with unlocked and loaded handguns, law enforcement wannabe's shooting young people for playing music too loud; why don't more people see something really wrong with this picture?

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Posted on December 24 at 3:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Frankly nanmossey I don't think you understand. A bond isn't like a some kind of bank account you can draw on every time you need to cover an accident. Even if it were an acceptable means of replacing insurance, once you drew on it it's cancelled. And lotsa luck getting the next one. So again I ask, how about a real-world example of someone doing this, otherwise your initial argument against the ACA doesn't really hold any water.
And frankly Frank, I'm not going to engage in Whack-a-Mole with you. You asked for examples and I cited two. Of course our national defense system has become a feeding frenzy for all sorts of scum, but it's still arguably the best in the world. And while my exposure to the NYS Troopers has been limited to minor traffic violations and the ones I've known personally, they've nearly always impressed me with their professionalism and truly are a source of pride for NYS.

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Posted on December 24 at 1:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

National defense?
NYS Troopers?

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Posted on December 24 at 1:02 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Thank you again, pnotto, for your wise words that always help me to better understand sanity.
But please be advised that delivering all your keen observations in so many words and letters and things adds to the actual weight of the Gazette website and therefore adds to the cost of digital delivery. But it's worth the cost to me!

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Posted on December 24 at 12:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The Department of Financial Services for vehicle law? Really?. That's creative. How would that work then in an accident or anytime you're asked for registration and insurance? You pull out a bank statement to show the cop? Do you know of anyone who's actually foregone insurance for this method? I still call B% and invite any lawyers to offer an opinion.
I also resent being told I need to pay anything, whether it's for insurance, food, gas, home theater systems, anything. But there are some things we pay into that benefit our country as a whole (the other things I accept are part of a deal I must make and otherwise called 'stealing'). You may not agree the funds are put to their best use and you have a right to address that. But the law and the fact remains that pooling our resources makes this a stronger country and that includes our national health.

From: ACA works the same as all other insurance

Posted on December 24 at 1:11 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Wait, what? You don't need insurance?
Where does it say you can 'put up a bond'? I sure don't see that anywhere in the DMV website. They're very clear that you are required to show proof of insurance:
" To register a vehicle in New York State you must have New York State issued automobile liability insurance coverage. "
Please support this very dubious point. The only "sticking point" is why do so many Americans resent their fellow Americans getting health care? Why do so many Americans not get that a healthy population means a stronger country?

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Posted on December 22 at 10:15 a.m. (Suggest removal)

And that should've said *disagree with you*...

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Posted on December 22 at 9:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I don't think the folks at GlobalFoundries, Fage, Chobani, all NY's dairy farmers, General Electric, the Nanocollege, Beechnut and many others would agree with you. Or maybe they don't amount to NYS supported businesses?
What are you really angry about?

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